It's only been four games but for some reason it feels like this round is taking for-ever. I've been finding more ways to pass the time during the Finals though. Friday night I watched the National Spelling Bee while emailing with Kate, Pookie, Schnookie, and Patty. The highlight - which I missed when it originally aired was eventual winner Sameer Mishra getting the world "numnah" and thinking the word was "numbnuts." His "That's a relief!" when he realized what the word actually was totally cracked me up.
I was really glad he won out over the other two finalists, a Marcia Brady lookalike and a 12-year-old with a mustache. He was the only acceptable winner out of that crew.
Today I'm going to kick back and watch the College Softball World Series. Right now I'm cheering on my alma mater, the University of Alabama against Arizona State. The Crimson Tide has to win twice today in order to get to the championship round which will be a tough grind but I'd love to see them do it. I don't really follow softball much during the season but I always watch what I can of the World Series. I was a hardcore fastpitch player when I was younger, playing in school and on traveling teams, and I dreamed of playing in the World Series but I burned out before I got to that point. (Which is not to say I was good enough to play at a World Series-level school but I probably could've played at college somewhere especially since all the SEC teams were brand new programs my freshman year of college. And now I'll quit tooting my own horn.) I love playing in gym with my kids at work and I always look forward to softball in the spring because most of my boys are at an age where they're still surprised to see a girl who's good at sports. Even though I've been playing with them all year, I love, love, love their reaction during my first at-bat. As one of them said this year, "HOLY FUCKING SHIT!" They're so adorably sexist.
In a battle between Don't Mess With the Zohan, The Love Guru and death, I happily welcome sweet, sweet death.
Roll Tide, Roll!